The Webster County Fair is now in full swing at the fairgrounds on N. Marshall. The festivities for the 74th annual event began with a hometown truck pull.
"They're just more like supped up trucks," says Harrison Jones. "They make loud noises its fun."
Last year, the pull attracted about 60 pullers. The fair runs through Saturday.
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The Thursday night program will feature the very popular "Mark Chapman Band". They will begin their concert at 8 p.m.
Coordinator Sandy Letterman is very excited about having Mark and his band be part of this year's fair. There will be plenty of room for your lawn chair if you desire to bring one. But wait, there is much more.
Thursday night is "Family Night" at the fair. Kids 12 and under get in free. Starting at 6 p.m. there will be children's games; foot races, obstacle course, corn in a crib and needle in a hay stack to name a few. There will be plenty of prizes for the winners.
Drawings will be held throughout the evening for children, teens and yes, adults. Prizes include bicycles, Apple I-Pad, Springfield Cardinal tickets, Branson Belle tickets, PFI gift card, PBR tickets, Carrie Underwood tickets, I-Pad nook, Pierce Arrow tickets, scooters and much more. If that isn't enough Thursday is Arm Band night.
What would any fair be without a tractor pull, from field ready Massey's, Allis's, Deere's, Ford's, Case I-H's and Moline tractors to the not so field ready "Big Boys". Starting at 7 p.m. Friday night they will all be at the Webster County Fair doing there thing on the dirt track in front of the grandstands. This Southern Missouri Truck and Tractor Pulling Association sanctioned pull will feature 5 sanctioned pull classes and 4 trophy pull classes. All this for only $6 for those 13 and older and $3 for those under 13.
(information for this story contributed by Webster County Fair)